Kirby is an admiral of the Federal Navy. He lead a military fleet to the Federal system Kausalya and neutralized an outpost of the insurgent organisation Emperor's Dawn on 16 DEC 3301. The outpost has been utterly destroyed and the dissidents routed. Kirby made this statement:
"They were defiant at first, but the battle started to go our way pretty quickly, and the past week has just been a mopping-up exercise, really. I think the Federal Navy Auxiliary made a big difference – when the insurgents saw how many independent pilots we had on our side, their morale took a big hit."